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From the big city to the big lake, West Michigan is one huge playground!
Start in a literal playground - Millennium Park, one of the nation's largest urban greenspaces. Facilities include playground equipment, a beach, swimming lake, splashpad and nearly 20 miles of trails.
It's just four miles to John Ball Zoo, where you can see nearly 2,000 animals in play, ride a zipline, negotiate a four-story sky trail ropes course and ride a funicular to a treehouse offering panoramic city views.
Take the self-guided Outdoor Arts Inspirations tour. You'll see plenty of people at play along the way - fishing in the Grand River, swaying on a giant tire swing, frolicking in Ah-Na-Awen Park and more. Feel free to join in!
Watch the pros at play! The Grand Rapids Griffins, a Detroit Red Wings affiliate, play hockey in downtown's Van Andel Arena, from October - April. When the weather gets warmer, cheer on the West Michigan Whitecaps, a Detroit Tigers affiliate, in a classic-style baseball stadium 10 minutes from downtown.
Hungry? Choose a restaurant that encourages you to "play" with your food - by sharing it with your tablemates. Several of our farm-to-fork restaurants offer extensive "shared plate" menus, including San Chez, A Tapas Bistro and The Winchester.
It's been an active day, how about relaxing with a late-night movie? IMAX® Theatre at Celebration! Village puts you in the middle of the action with huge, mind-blowing images and earth-shattering sound. It's surrounded by regular-format movie screens, restaurants and shopping.
Also on the coast: Michigan's Adventure Amusement & Water Park, with 60+ thrill rides for all ages - including Shivering Timbers, one of the world's best wooden roller coasters.
Head 15 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids to Rockford for fantastic canoeing, kayaking and tubing.
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Grand Rapids is a destination like no other: art, culture, dining, and nightlife. From a hip and friendly downtown to an endless array of outdoor activities, Grand Rapids will surprise, excite and delight you!
Psst! One of Grand Rapids' best kept secrets is ...getting around. Grand Rapids is only a few hours' drive from most major midwestern cities. Maps, Drive times ... more